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The Music Man Starring Peter Scolari to Open at the Ogunquit Playhouse July 20th!

The Music Man Starring Peter Scolari to Open at the Ogunquit Playhouse July 20th!

For Immediate Release:
July 9, 2011

The Music Man Starring Peter Scolari to Open at the Ogunquit Playhouse July 20th!

 

There’s Trouble in River City… Yes, the critically acclaimed Broadway classic, The Music Man marches onto the Ogunquit Playhouse stage July 20 through August 20. Starring Emmy Award winner Peter Scolari as Harold Hill, Meredith Willson’s all-American favorite follows the fast-talking traveling salesman as he cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a town band he vows to organize – this despite the fact he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef!

Register Now for MaineShare's Hike and Bike

Going for a hike or a bike ride this summer can help make Maine a better place to live. MaineShare's annual Hike and Bike event will take place now through Labor Day. This "Smaller Footprint" event allows participants to choose their own hike, bike ride, or walk from anywhere while raising money for MaineShare. The "Virtual Hike and Bike" works like any other event. You collect pledges, go out and hike or bike on the day that is convenient and send in your donations. The virtual format saves time, paper, and precious fuel while offering more flexibility for participants. With no expenses involved every dollar raised goes to MaineShare.

MaineShare raises funds for 38 statewide groups working for clean air, safe food and water, and equal rights for all the people of Maine. To find out more about MaineShare and to register for the Hike and Bike event visit: www.maineshare.org.

Artist John Swan's work on display at St Joseph's Rehabilitation and Residence-Portland 7/12 4-6p

Artist John Swan's work on display at St Joseph's Rehabilitation and Residence-Portland    7/12 4-6p

Renowned Portland artist John Swan's works are usually on display in galleries in various parts of the world.

Fiber Arts Tour Weekend

Fiber Arts Tour Weekend

Showcases Maine Studios and Farms
Over 45 studios, farms, shops and galleries open doors August 5, 6, 7


Topsham, Maine - Over 45 fiber destinations located across Maine will open to the public for a Fiber Arts Tour Weekend, August 5, 6, and 7 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. This special three-day weekend, sponsored by statewide nonprofit Maine Fiberarts, is a chance to visit working studios and farms and to take part in demonstrations, workshops, studio tours, children’s crafts, and farm living.


This is Maine's largest open studio tour and all activities are free and open to the public. Sites to tour include a new yarn shop in Millinocket, a Pygora goat farm in Argyle Township, a feltmaker’s studio in Garland, natural dye demonstrations in Lovell, and a rug hooking studio on Westport Island.

5 Great Ideas For Date Night In Maine

5 Great Ideas For Date Night In Maine

If you are looking for some fun and different date ideas, you may want to check out my most recent blog post on 'Stiffler's Social Scoop.' I have put together a list of 5 date ideas that I would recommend to anyone that lives in or around Portland, Maine. Please check out '5 Great Ideas For Date Night In Maine.'
Happy summer time in Maine!

Volunteers Needed for 17th-century Colonial Pemaquid Archaeological Dig

Volunteers Needed for 17th-century Colonial Pemaquid Archaeological Dig

If you think getting your hands dirty while digging in the ground and looking for old stuff is the perfect way to spend a summer’s day, then the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands (BPL) wants you!

The week-long, annual archaeological dig will be held next week at Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site in New Harbor, and BPL Park Historian Tom Desjardin is looking for volunteers to dig for colonial historic artifacts.

The archaeological team, led by Leon Cranmer, retired state historic archaeologist, formerly of the Maine Historic Preservation Commission, will focus on a new site at the colonial fishing village, Desjardin said.

“There’s a very inviting dent in the ground in what seems to be a cluster of buildings,” Desjardin noted.

Appeal for Blood Donors - Find a Blood Drive Near You

Appeal for Blood Donors - Find a Blood Drive Near You

Maine Red Cross Blood Supply Drops to Critically Low Levels

Red Cross asks eligible blood donors to make and keep appointments

The American Red Cross Northern New England has issued an appeal for blood donors of all types due to a critical blood shortage across our nation.   While demand for blood products remains steady, donations to the Red Cross this summer are the lowest the Red Cross has seen in over a decade.  All types are needed, but especially O negative, which can be used to treat any patient.  There are many contributing factors that make collecting blood difficult in the summer months.  Many donors are busy or traveling and school is out of session.  

“We urge eligible blood donors and first time donors to help reverse this trend and give blood to help us recover from the shortage, stated Donna M. Morrissey, Director of Communications, American Red Cross – Northeast Division.